|Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields - TED.com|
Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy -- and approved for only certain types of cancer -- the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of life.
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|Quyen Nguyen: Color-coded surgery - TED.com|
Surgeons are taught from textbooks which conveniently color-code the types of tissues, but that's not what it looks like in real life -- until now. At TEDMED Quyen Nguyen demonstrates how a molecular marker can make tumors light up in neon green, showing surgeons exactly where to cut.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; cancer; medicine; science; technology; 2011
|A.J. Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me - TED.com|
For a full year, A.J. Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could -- from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; health; humor; self; 2011
|Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery -- healing without cuts - TED.com|
Imagine having a surgery with no knives involved. At TEDMED, Yoav Medan shares a technique that uses MRI to find trouble spots and focused ultrasound to treat such issues as brain lesions, uterine fibroids and several kinds of cancerous growths.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; health care; medical research; medicine; science; technology; 2011
|Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle - TED.com|
Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don't let you fully experience music yet. (There's a hair-raising example.) At TEDMED, Limb reviews the state of the art and the way forward.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; beauty; medical research; music; science; technology; 2011
|Sheila Nirenberg: A prosthetic eye to treat blindness - TED.com|
At TEDMED, Sheila Nirenberg shows a bold way to create sight in people with certain kinds of blindness: by hooking into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera direct to the brain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; medical research; medicine; science; technology; 2011